Hearing loss affects more than 48 million people in every age group. In fact, one to three of every 1,000 newborns is born with hearing loss and an estimated 30 of every 1,000 school-age children have some degree of hearing loss.
An estimated 30 of every 1,000 school-age children have some degree of hearing loss.
Pediatric hearing loss can be caused by a variety of factors. They include certain medications, genetic history, ear infections, exposure to harmful noise levels and injury to the head. Depending on the cause, the hearing loss may not be reversible.
Signs of hearing loss will vary by age group and are based on developmental milestones. If you would like to learn more about developmental milestones, please visit our page on Speech & Language Milestones.
Depending on the cause and degree of hearing loss in a child, there are different options for hearing and language treatments. They include hearing aids, hearing implants, auditory verbal therapy and sign language. From brain health to language development, studies have shown that children with hearing loss benefit from the ability to communicate with others.
If you are concerned your child has hearing loss, please contact our office at (818) 859-7730 to schedule an appointment.